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this is a special edition of second inauguration of barack obama. live from washington, d.c. >> and welcome to a special edition of "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm lester holt. happy to have erica here. a big picture on twitter. you kicked up the town this morning. >> had a good time. >> went to a preinauguration party. >> i did. i did get to wear some boots. >> sorry you lost my cell number. i'll make sure you have it. >> barack obama is to take the another of office tomorrow on the steps of the u.s. capitol which is right behind us here. >> rules are the rules. according to the 20th amendment, the president and vice president's terms shall end at
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noon on the 20th of january. vice president biden took the oath less an hour ago. sonia sotomayor did the honors. we'll show you how it played out in just a little while. >> the president and vice president are taking place in a wreath laying ceremony. mr. obama will then return to the white house. he will be there just before noon for his official swearing in ceremony. >> the mily will attend today's event as supreme court chief justice roberts administers the first oath before they do it tomorrow. they did it back in 2009 when he flubbed his lines. they did it one more time to make sure it stuck. >> the pomp and pageantry is saved for tomorrow. the parade down pennsylvania avenue. obamas began their whirlwind weekend on saturday. they helped spruce up an
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elementary as a national day of service. >> last night it was party time. first lady michelle obama and daughters sasha and malia hosted an event for military families. usher and katy perry attended. a bloody end to the hostage crisis in al year ya. and stunning video from bulgaria. here it is. a man pulls a gun on a political leader. no shots were fired. >> very scary moment. let's begin with the second inauguration of barack obama. he came here four years ago amid high hopes and great expectations. but the second time around, well, there will definitely be a different feel as he takes the podium and in gnawing rated four more years, delivers his speech. many will be watching to see where this nation goes the next four years. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> he carried the hopes and
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dreams of the millions who voted for him. excitement, wonder and passion electrified the packed crowd on the national mall. >> i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our an seft ors. >> the mood in washington that night ecstatic as the new president and his beautiful wife celebrated a victory for the ages. the new administration was the toast of the town. but storm clouds were hovering. a recession and financial crisis gripped the country with unemployment soon to hit 10%. a bailout of some financial giants and massive stimulus plan occupied his early days in office. but against heavy opposition,
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the president did push health care reform through congress. a big win for him. >> the bill i'm signing will set in motion reforms that generations of americans have fought for and marched for and hung erred to see. >> if health care 40 years from now if americans say that we consider that as vital and successful as medicare or social security that probably will be the most lasting accomplishment of barack obama. >> but the health care fight came at a cost with republicans winning back the house a year later and vowing to battle the president at every turn. >> our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny president obama a second term. >> as promised, president obama ended the war in iraq and slowly began to wind down the war in afghanistan. then the biggest moment of his presidency. >> tonight i can report to the american people and to the world
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that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda. >> the nation celebrating as one. but the unity and the president's promise to bring democrats and republicans in washington together didn't last long. >> much of what he said recently essentially suggests that not that he's given up but that he has come to realize that that mountain is a lot higher than he expected it to be. >> the staaled economy another mountain to climb for the president. >> the overwhelming problem the economy is one that president obama has said is still undone. that's his biggest challenge for term two. >> perhaps a sign of the times, the president's second inaugural is much smaller. 10 inaugural balls four years ago. only two this time. and tomorrow what could be his last big chance to tell americans from coast to coast what he can do for them over the next four years.
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>> of course there are plenty of people around here not excited about this inauguration. a lot of republicans are skipping town. neither former president george w. bush nor his father, who was recently hospitalized with health problems, plan to attend. for more on the inauguration and president obama's second term, let's bring in david gregory, moderator of "meet the press". good to see you. >> good morning, lester. >> tomorrow the president will deliver his inaugural address. the first time around we typically hear optimistic, lofty ideal speeches. there is the reality after four years, what would you expect him to say tomorrow. >> i think he wants to talk about restoration of the american economy. back to his first inaugural address how crisis-laden the times were. it was defining his initial work in his first term. of course it came to dominate his first term. now he will talk about restoration. the idea of sunnier days ahead and how the united states reaches those goals.
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he does that tkpwepbsz a back drop of such a divided washington. a lot of republicans are not in town or not attending. they don't want to challenge him in any way during his inauguration. nevertheless, whether it's guns or the debt, it's still a toxic atmosphere the president faces going into a separate term. >> he was a guy who came to town and talked about reaching across the aisle, working together. where you expect one who will flex his muscles more willingly against the opposition? >> yeah, i think we're seeing that. you know, i don't know that he's done trying to reach out. i think he's hardened his positions. he so believes republicans have the wrong approach, many are obstruction euftds. he wanteds to try to chart a course that either confuses them are can override them. you see it already in his stance on the debt ceiling.
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the question is whether he will try to overcome that by leading and doing big things that he will campaign for despite opposition by republicans. you know, it's striking. he's willing to throw the long ball on a big sunday for football. when it comes to gun control. will he do it when it comes to medicare reform where he faces a lot of tough opposition. >> we will check back for a preview of "meet the press" coming up in just a little bit. >> thank you. some of the morning's other top stories from jenna wolf on the other side. >> can you ham it? >> i think so. >> can you dig it? thank you for extending your talents this morning, lester. good morning, everyone. we're going to begin with the end of the hostage crisis in nigeria. what happened in the final deadly assault. nbc's annabel roberts has the latest now. >> reporter: the algerian army's final assault brought the four-day siege to an ends but at a price. at least 23 hostages died.
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the government says this figure will rise. this broadcast on algerian television is set to be posted by cell phone. inside the plant soldiers found an arsenal of weapons left by the militants. hostages tell of extreme brutality, having explosives strapped to their chests. british prime minister david cameron outraged over the loss of life. >> we need to close down the space where they thrive. >> reporter: burn the out wreckage sets close to the gas plant. the algerian army continues to search the site. a scary moment in bulgarian. a gunman tries to assassinate a politician at point-blank range. he was right there. the gun jammed giving the speaker, is from a turkish
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party. two great hall of famers in baseball have passed away. stan the man played 22 seasons with the cardinals. .331 lifetime batting average and over 3,600 hits. he was a first ballad hall of famer and was awarded the presidential medal of freedom. he died of natural causes saturday at the age of 92. fiery manager earl weaver also died saturday. famous for a spirited verbal spats with umpires, we'll call them spirited, led the orioles to four pen ants in 17 seasons. he was 82 years old. and finally, you know that expression, yeah, you'll get a puppy when you get a million likes on facebook. for the cordell kids it was quite the challenge. ryan cordell challenged his kids, got a million likes on facebook. then and only then can you maybe get a puppy. it only took six hour from the
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time mom posted the challenge on facebook for them to collect a million likes. today they have their puppy, millie from a no-kill animal shelt shelt shelter. she's never even heard of facebook. >> she's on twitter. >> and instagram and pinterest. but she's never heard of facebook. >> nice. >> thanks very much. and we have a check of the inauguration weekend weather. >> on this side now. we are going to see if the weather, you know, a couple of flurries, chillier temperatures. it's not going to be as nice as this weekend is right now. we are looking for the coldest of the air to hold off until the middle of the week. right now temperatures well down into the single digits in the plains. by tomorrow, high temperatures are below zero. and then that colder air will spread eastward into clear skies, another chilly
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start to the morning. 20s and 30s in the coldest locations in the north and east bay valleys. if you're heading to the coast, gorgeous sunshine. high surf advisories through 4:00 today. out on the coast, you can see temperatures there, mid to upper 60s inland. gorgeous finish to the weekend. dry start to the work week. a few more clouds wednesday. best chance of rain in the seven-day forecast kicks off next weekend. and that is your latest forecast. erica? >> dilan, thanks. it could be a case of be careful what you wish for. can this president avoid the dreaded second term curse? here's white house correspondent peter alexander. >> preparing to make that inaugural walk down pennsylvania avenue for the second time, president obama will join an exclusive club within a club. one of only 17 two-term american presidents. all the while aware that membership can come at a price. >> i'm more than familiar with
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all the literature about presidential overreach in second terms. we are very cautious about that. >> historians say his right to be cautious. >> it is not one who feels powerful. it's one who feels he does not have enough power. >> that quest for power caused many to stumble so badly during their second term. fdr's failed push to pack the supreme court with judges to richard nixon. >> i'm not a crook. >> whose desire to destroy his political enemies led to watergate scandal and ultimately his resignation. >> i take full responsibility. >> of course ronald reagan, whose second term was jeopardized with iran contra. and bill clinton's personal behavior that got him in hot water. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman ms. lewinsky. >> and the fallout took a year of his presidency.
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when he survived an impeachment trial, "saturday night live" dubbed him the ultimate comeback kid. >> i am bulletproof. >> i earned capital in the campaign. and now i intend to spend it. >> despite the pledge in 2004, george w. bush's second term was marred by a slew of bad headlines. >> you're doing a heck of a job. >> still second terms can offer a shot at redemption. reagan for the end of the cold war. >> mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. >> humor can also go a long way. like when president clinton, with a little help from his wife, mocked his own lame duck status with unforgettable video from his final months in office. >> i really think bill has everything under control. >> wait, wait, wait. you forgot your lunch. >> for "today", peter alexander,
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advice. a pet makes the white house seem more like a home and the president more like the rest of us animal lovers. as the obama's do dog, bo, entee second term, the first lady says the most famous member is the one with four legs. he loves to play and take walks. he is no ordinary pickup. he is a superstar. >> why now, why now? you are going to have to go. >> in his first few years he has a best selling book, a new yorker cover, his own beanie baby and plenty of opportunity to steal the spotlight. seeing how much fun bo has had in the white house would make any dog jealous and wish they were part of the first family. >> i bet he gets to travel any time on that plane. that is pretty nice. >> he would definitely like the big yard. >> why do you think america is
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so fascinated with him? >> i think it is just life that bo has, the life that he leads is pretty fascinating. >> he is just latest in a long line of presidential pets to capture attention. >> when the first family has a pet, it gives us a way to relate to the first family. that's something that is really endearing. >> arguably the most famous white house resident was george h.w. bush's springer spaniel, milly. her memoir was a best seller. her other was famous for another region. >> they started to know ranger h grew gaining so much weight. >> george w. bush's barney was the first to take the public on a dog's eye view of the white house with his popular barney cam. >> received more than 24 million hits the first day it was launched. >> it is time for barney cam. are you ready for it this year.
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>> other white house pets have become icons of their area. hoover's king tutt, fdr's fala, the pope any macaroni and president ford's liberty. the most trusted adviser. one of the perks of being one of the white house pets. >> want to go out, go out? >> they may not be able to speak fo coolidges family pet, rebecca. they would walk her around the white house lawn on a leash, a pet raccoon. >> it would go through the trash after that. >> that was the problem with her. >> dylan, thanks very much. still ahead on a special edition of "today," we have seen them grow from little girls to young ladies. a look at what it is like for
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good morning. looking live from the camera in emoryville toward the bay bridge this morning. the seas quiet now, but will be abuzz as 49ers fans get out and get ready for the game. the forecast, probably not good for being indoors watching football. >> it's going to want to make you watch outdoors. temperatures later on, mid to upper 60s. we've got the dry air in place, no clouds. so 30s and upper 20s around the north bay. the radar quite dry. we don't have any clouds. no rain drops. if you're heading out to the coast unless you're a professional surfer out at maverick's, we've got breakers coming in 15 to 20 feet. high surf advisory up and down the coast today until 4:00. mostly sunny skies. dry weather today. and should see 70s around santa cruz today. still january, just not for today. nice day out op the coast.
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we'll stay dry to kick off the work week. next weekend looks like we'll see a chance of rain dropping in and cooler temperatures as well. >> thank you very much, rob. happening now, tens of thousands of people are on their way to half moon bay to catch the world's best surfers in action. the first heat of maverick's surf contest is set to start in just about 90 minutes off the coast of half moon bay. organizers are predicting monster waves. so is rob. in fact, high surf created some trouble for surfers at a number of bay area beaches yesterday. the coast guard helped to -- helped several surfers to safety who got caught in a powerful rip current at both ocean beach in san francisco and dillon beach in marin. nobody was hurt. this is just what professionals have traveled from all around the world to experience the maverick's. >> the surfers will have a challenging condition because of the long period in the offshore winds. it will throw out really quick. it's going to be a challenge for
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the guys. >> the high surf is expected to continue at bay area beaches today. and we could see waves up to 30 feet. so, the coast guard is warning all beachgoers to be cautious of the water, even if you're on the shore. coming up on "today in the bay," we'll tell you the names of the big named surfers who dropped out of the competition. game day for the san francisco 49ers. but will the recent sexual assault allegations against michael crabtree be a distraction. he is expected to play against the falcons today. yesterday his lawyer released a statement saying michael fully cooperated with the inspectors and will continue to do so throughout the investigation, out of respect and integrity for the process we have no further comment at this time. coming up at 7:00 on "today in the bay," we'll take you back to washington, d.c. where the president will officially be sworn into office at 8:55 this morning. we're going to talk with larry
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gerston about the atmosphere, and what we can expect from the president during his second term. all of that, plus the rest of your day's top stories coming up at 7:00. right now, here's more of the "today" show.
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we're back with our inauguration from washington, d.c. on a special edition of "today." i'm lester holt alongside erica hill. vice president joe biden was officially sworn in. >> repeat after me, i joseph r. biden jr., do solemnly swear i, joseph r. biden jr. do solemnly swear. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> that i will bear true faith and ali generals to the same. that i will bear true faith and ali generals to the same and take this obligation freel without any mentally vation or purpose of evasion.
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>> i will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> supreme court justice, sonia sotomayor administering the oath of office. vice president joe biden beginning his second term as vice president. in just a few hours, president obama will be officially sworn in. still to come, we are going to talk about growing up in the white house. sasha and malia obama were only 10 and 7 years old when they moved into the white house. now, they are blossoming into young ladies. also, michelle obama, many people waiting to see what she is going to wear. always so much talk about the fashion. is that truly her legacy? we will look at the revolution and the causes she champions and how she is flourishing in this role as first lady. plus, the inauguration is not
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just about politics. there is a lot of partying that happens throughout the weekend and we'll take you behind the scenes of one texas size inaugural ball that took nearly two years to plan. >> for the thousands of people who come here for the inauguration, nobody wants to leave this trip empty handed from presidential socks to items sweeter like wine, even more important. see what's hot this year when it comes to inaugural memorabilia. we took a trip around town and brought you back the best of the best. so don't say we didn't do anything for you. >> did you get me those little washington monuments? >> all of that. a final check of the weather from dylan. >> good morning, guys. you have the view behind you through the glass. here, live, outside, it is absolutely spectacular. there is not a cloud in the sky. it is a gorgeous morning here in d.c. tomorrow is going to be a little bit cooler. we should still be in the lower 40s by the time the parade gets started for your monday. we do have some lake effect snow showers that are going to
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develop across western new york and western pennsylvania. frigid air will start to work down into the plains and the northeast as well. for your inaugural day forecast, we are looking for highs to top out around 41 degrees during the afternoon after a morning low of 30. a couple of snow showers. really, that's about it. high temperatures around the bay area today on the coast, upper 60s to low 70s. 66 san jose. upper 60s, warmer for places south of san jose, morgan hill. 64 san francisco. and we're going to see about the same for monday. notice temperatures cooling a little bit. we'll get clouds coming in, slight chance of showers for the far north bay on wednesday. the best chance of rain comes with a pattern shift for next weekend. cooler temperatures, rain dropping back in on saturday. that is your latest forecast, lester.
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if you thought being a kid was tough, imagine doing it with, growing up with the world watching your every move. we have seen sasha and malia obama grow up before our eyes. malia is now a high school freshman. sasha in her first year in middle school. kristen welker is here with a look at the first daughters growing up. good morning. >> good morning. amazing how much they have grown. from the start, the president and first lady has asked that the media respect malia and sasha's privacy. a request that has been largely followed but they are older now and that will bring new challenges for them and their families. >> when malia and sasha stepped on the stage, it was hard not to marvel at how much they have matured. >> i was struck seeing how much they have grown from four years ago. >> reporter: they were so young when they moved into the white
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house. sasha just 7 and malia 10. now, at 11 and 14, even the president recently remarked at how much has changed for them and for him. >> now that my girls are getting older, they don't want to spend that much time with me anyway. i'm getting kind of lonely in this big house. >> from the start, they worked hard to shield the first daughters from a harsh spotlight, the public only catching occasional glimpses, grabbing shave ice with their parents in hawaii, reading books to kids during the annual easter egg roll. >> it was still hot. >> the end. >> and celebrating the traditions of the holiday. but they were pulled into the political arena last week in a biting television ad from the national rifle association. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> reporter: enforcing a zone of privacy could be more challenging in this second term. >> it needs to stay in place now more than ever, where the zone of privacy has shrunk even more and will continue to shrink because of social media.
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>> reporter: myers says there are also benefits. the girls will be more comfortable in their surrounding. and they have already created a close-knit group of friends. the first lady recently telling ellen she has worked hard to make 1600 pennsylvania avenue as normal as possible. >> they have rules. they have to make up their room, clean their rooms, clean their bathrooms. they have to take bo out. >> over the next four years, malia will be nearing college age and sasha becoming a pre-teen. formative years that will shape who they become well after they leave. >> a lot of eyes will be on the first daughters to see what they are wearing tomorrow. during the first inauguration, they both wore j. crew and their mom will have a lot of input into what they wear. >> i will be wearing a parka. i'm guessing it will be heated where they are. >> indeed, it will be. we're going to talk more about michelle obama's legacy,
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"new york times" correspondent and author of "the obama" jody cantor and it seems since the campaign trail in 2008, when we talk about michelle obama, for some reason, it seems to revert to fashion or what she is wearing or what she did with her hair. >> she has become almost a one-woman stimulus package for the american fashion industry. we haven't had a first lady since jacqueline kennedy who had such a following. she mixes the high and the low. she loves j. crew and the gap as much as she does narcico rodriguez. >> how important is that to put forth that message as she is trying to put forth the message about the causes she is championing? does that help her? >> something funny happened on friday. she made a very important announcement about the president's new organizing group. it was a big deal for her to be
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the spokesperson. behind the scenes, there has been a lot of back and forth over the years about how involved she would be in his political life, et cetera, et cetera. she makes this video which is big news in the political world. that's not what really makes the headlines. her new bangs make the headlines. there are even headlines that say things like, see michelle obama's new banks in motion. her popularity from a fashion sense is a huge asset. on the other hand, it can unintentionally overshadow the work she is trying to do at first lady. >> i think the sort of fun that people had with her bangs, it is the sore of rather intense weekend so the bangs add something. what i liked about her changing her hair around her 49th birthday is that you could get her to think, i'm 50 next year, the issues regular women have, i'm going to change it up with some new bangs. you see the extraordinary fuss
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that kate middleton got when she changed her bangs in britain. you sense this ability to be regal and normal and that's such a skill. >> we talked about her causes. she famously took a long time to say, here is what i'm going to do at first lady. here is my platform. >> how successful has she been in promoting childhood obesity, military families? has it worked well for her? >> very successfully. i think it has worked well in terms of helping people. she did take a long time to decide and right now she is in the middle of another decision process. she and her advisers are meeting discussing one question, should she stick to what she is good at with these two initiatives you mentioned or should she take on something new in her next term? the reason that fascinates me,
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this is somebody that becomes successful at what she does so quickly. she went from being a hospital to being first lady. she has a dwindling amount of time as first lady. how will she use that? does she want to support her husband's initiatives early? for example, would she do something on immigration reform or is there another cause out there that she wants to throw herself behind? >> these are some of the things you talk about in terms of challenges and how things have changed for the obamas in your piece in "the new york times." nice to have you both with us. joanna coles and jody cantor. >> enter forget about the politics and pagentry. time for a little partying. we will take you behind one inaugural ball where planers put their best boot behind them. ♪
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♪ ♪ >> festivities celebrating the president's second inauguration already under way in the nation's capital. beyonce serenading there. there may not be as many official parties as four years ago but rest assured the celebrations are out there and likely will not disa point. as i found out firsthand as we went to one of the most popular inaugural balls in town. this year's inauguration may be a bit more subdued but don't tell that to the black tie and boots ball. >> everything is bigger in texas, obviously. we have 12 foot cowboy boots. >> an expected 6,000 guests is
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the equivalent of almost four football fields. >> you'll show us another one as well. the food alone takes a week to prepare, including 84,000 appetizers. >> fig and onion goat cheese tart. pork shoulder is there. marinate it overnight. >> i see tequila here. >> we do. and two different salsas. >> three deelectable desserts including googoo smores. the texas-sized party has taken two years to plan. >> what are you most excited about? >> seeing everything come together and watching the guest's faces when they see the big cowboy boots and take photos. >> it's one of 50 unofficial
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inaugural parties this weekend. >> are those the better parties? >> i think so. >> what makes it better? >> open bar not a cash bar. there's food. elegant. >> andre wells is in charge of eight events. he oversaw 20 of them back in 2009, including the b.e.t. ball. there are two official inaugural balls this time around. clinton's second inauguration where he zipped lieu 14 dizzying balls. the rest of us goes to the unofficial parties. just take a cue from texas. after 48 hours of hard work, the black tie and boots ball was in full swing saturday night. the ballroom is completely transformed from our first visit. >> as they walk in, this is the
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million dollar shot. >> and you have big texas there right now. >> a lot of texas right here. >> is it all worth it? >> throughout the night, guests hosted in big texas style with 5,000 glasses of wine, 13,000 cocktails and more than 14,000 bottles of beer. with plenty of big hats, big name and big kicks this bash proved you don't mess with texas. >> it was a good time. though i had to leave early. >> i choreographed that number for them. >> i know you said that. i didn't know if you were dancing as well. >> in my cowboy boots i borrowed for the night. >> two official parties. >> two official ones. which means the president will make an appearance. so the commander of chief and all these other parties all around town. one was the kids inaugural held last night. >> right. >> hosted by first lady and dr.
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jill biden and sasha and malia. they were rocking last night. they hosted an event for military families. usher got the party started. katy perry. fireworks is on the inauguration playlist. members of the cast of "glee". hundreds of kids from the area. and mrs. obama used the event to take a minute to praise military families. >> when i think about who we are and what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing military kids. >> there's an inauguration playlist? >> yeah. >> cool. >> i'm going to accepted it to
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you. >> it's an official, i love the bangs. >> rocking them there? >> yes. >> what time did you get home? >> i think 10:15. you were a good two hours into your sleep. >> easily. >> i went through all my party invites and there were none. quick moment. a look at inaugural memorabilia after these messages. she said, "i think it's eight." she showed up with four file boxes of paperwork. "here, take my stuff and figure it out." i will do that for you. it's a mental challenge. it's a puzzle. but getting you the maximum refund- that's what i'm here for. bring it on. something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit.
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♪ >> hundreds of thousands of visitors descended on washington, d.c. for inauguration weekend. most likely they're not going home empty handed. the hot moment owes are everywhere. >> it's called" stuff." and everyone has to have it. after monday when the bands have marched home, the hats, cupcakes, cookies and all the presidential memorabilia come in. this weekend is all about this guy. mr. president. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> but he's not the only one soaking up the inauguration experience. >> inauguration is always such a
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fun time for washington, d.c. it's our super bowl. >> guests at the nearby ritz-carlton will be welcomed with a special gift every night. like presidential pillowcases, inauguration survival tote. survival might be a little dramatic. it will be cold that day. always is on inauguration. so hand warmers. >> i feel like i have seen obama walk around time with this bag. >> he should for sure. >> i only have to sit down and do this interview 12 and a half minutes before i got someone to open the wine. >> it's a special vineyard because it's grown from thomas jefferson's vines. >> okay. how many glasses of wine before we can spell the word "inauguration". >> cheers. >> even sweeter, whipping up the first lady's recipe for her chocolate chip cookies. moment on the lips, lifetime on the hips, my friend. >> chef and his team are baking
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5,000 of them. >> woo-hoo! there's count them, three times chocolate chips, regular, white, mint. cookies ala first lady. what do you get the guy who has everything? socks. but wait, there's more. >> i present to you the pin section. look. it's a limousine. yo-yo. it might not be enough to grab this little guy's attention. so why not spice things up? >> if you want your inauguration weekend to be as presidential as possible, come to the ben's chili bowl. >> as president-elect his first
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visit to eat was here at ben's chili bowl. exciting experience. >> what if you're looking for something let's say out of the box. d.c.'s sweet spot georgetown cupcake has the inauguration dozen. >> so good! be warned, a day of memorabilia hunting can be filling and exhausting. wasn't there a presidential pillowcase somewhere with my name on it? >> i feel like i've been asleep for four years. or eight in this case. i slept for about an hour and a half. cupcakes for d.c. cupcakes for everyone and the crew. your a big dog person. that's for you. that's for the little guy. lester, jamming on the one. absolutely. >> i like it. >> erica, for you, my darling. >> you know me so well. >> that's what the president likes to drink.
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>> we have a bunch of cookies, michelle obama's cookies right here. >> david gregory is thinking what a bunch of tourists. what's coming up on "meet the press"? >> it's like this every day, not just inauguration. on the eve of the president's second inauguration, two big issues. guns and debt. chuck schumer and ted cruz. plus, our political roundtable. lester? >> david, thanks. we know you're buying the statue of liberty so don't make fun of us. live coverage of the swearing in just before noon eastern time. >> and tomorrow our inauguration coverage continues. >> and i'll see you back here on nbc nightly news.
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a live look at the white house in washington, d.c., where the president will be officially sworn into office at 8:55 this morning. nbc bay area's own political analyst larry gerston is there and will join us live with more on the atmosphere and what we can expect from the president during his second term. and thousands of people are heading to half moon bay right now for the maverick's surf contest. but they may be a little disappointed. we'll tell you why. plus, it is game day for the san francisco 49ers. the question now, will the recent sexual assault allegation against wide receiver michael crabtree be a distraction. we have the latest on the investigation. "today in the bay" starts right now. >> announcer: from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." and we are looking live at half moon bay this morning as one of the boats comes back in. surfers, of course, will be going out and hitting monster waves for the maverick's


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